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Warriors to Workforce Program Graduates First Intern Class

t all began three years ago when Veterans from across the country began a journey with the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) Acquisition Internship School’s Warriors to Workforce (W2W) Program. Twenty-six Veterans decided to continue their service to America as federal acquisition professionals. Between them, they have seven Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, more than 190 years of military experience and represent three branches of service.

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Starting an online business from a Veteran’s perspective

With my business, I failed more times than I can count–and I say that proudly! Every time I failed, I learned one more vital lesson to achieving success. If you’re feeling discouraged at lack of progress, you’re heading in the right direction. There are barriers any new entrepreneur will encounter, and those who persist will inevitably succeed. As Veterans, we’ve ascertained a distinct advantage in our determination and positive spirit. You can utilize your military experience to build something awesome.

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Veteran learns to thrive after war and tragedy

Like many Veterans, Brandon brought the war home: Combat had changed him. This proud son of Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk Nation, whose family members include the tribal chief and a Vietnam combat Veteran, needed help. Encouraged by loved ones, he sought care …

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VA to accept Fry Scholarship applications beginning November 3

VA will begin accepting applications by mail beginning Nov. 3 for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria that includes surviving spouses. The addition is the latest in a series of VA actions taking in accordance with the Veterans …

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SSVF Changes the Future of a Homeless Vet

By DaVaughn Phillips In a region still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, employment and housing can be difficult to come by for many Veterans. New Orleans has a high incidence of Veteran homelessness compared to other cities of …

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Secretary Duncan hears from Veterans on challenges to college success

Special assistant and youth liaison in the Office of Communications and Outreach at the U.S. Department of Education How do we as a country provide supports on college campuses for veterans and ensure they have access to high-quality education at an affordable price? This question helped focus a Student Voices Session that recently took place with Secretary Duncan in Washington, D.C.

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Accelerated learning programs offer alternative education and training opportunity for Veterans

Today, the White House and VA  hosted a roundtable that brought together leaders in government, education and industry to discuss how accelerated learning programs can help our nation’s Veterans. The discussion is part of the White House’s Skills and Demand-Driven …

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The National Center for PTSD celebrates 25 years of leadership in research and education

Acting Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD On Aug. 29, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) celebrates its 25th anniversary. For the past 25 years, the Center has been the leader in research and education helping those who are living with PTSD. The anniversary comes as organizations across the country recognize the importance of mental health this September during Suicide Prevention Month.

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VA Releases New Version of the GI Bill® Comparison Tool as Students Return to School

Last February, I introduced VA’s GI Bill® Comparison Tool as a new resource Veterans and their beneficiaries could use to find information online about the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The public response went beyond our expectations. Since launch the tool has …

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Vietnam War 50th Anniversary: NJ’s Huey Helicopter Plaza Inspires Personal Messages

The Huey helicopter is the iconic symbol of the Vietnam War, and family and friends recognize the Huey Plaza as an ideal venue to preserve the memory of their loved ones,” said NJVVMF’s Executive Director Bill Linderman. “Many visitors, including thousands of school children from across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, will visit the exhibit and read the messages, educating future generations on the sacrifices made by our Vietnam Veterans.

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